Jane Nelson

Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Degrees, University of Natal, South Africa and University of Oxford, UK; Rhodes Scholar. Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings. Commissioner, Business Commission to Tackle Inequality. 1993-2012, Director and Senior Adviser, Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. Prior to 1993, with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Africa, FUNDES in Latin America, and Vice-President, Citibank Financial Institutions Group, Asia, Europe and Middle East. 2001, with UN Global Compact preparing UN Secretary-General's report for the General Assembly on cooperation between United Nations and the private sector. Former Senior Associate, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge University; former Track Leader and Adviser, Clinton Global Initiative. Member, Board of Directors: Newmont Corporation; Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative. Emeritus Director: World Environment Center. Member, Advisory Councils: Abbott, Bank of America, ExxonMobil, Griffith Foods, APCO Worldwide, and Business Fights Poverty. Member, World Economic Forum Food Systems Stewardship Board; Member, Global Future Council (GFC) on Transparency and Anti-Corruption; former Co-Chair, GFC on Food Systems Innovation. Co-author of six books and over 100 publications on corporate responsibility, public-private partnerships, and the role of the private sector in development, and five of the World Economic Forum’s global corporate citizenship reports. Recipient of honours and awards.




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